Our Board of Directors

Our Directors are unpaid volunteers who do not claim expenses

Rob Ainsworth. A Chartered Accountant who was a PLC Finance Director for 20 years before establishing his own Interim Executive business supporting UK and USA PLCs and Private Equity clients.

Stephen Beggs. A chartered Civil & Structured Engineer involved with pier restoration works since 1995. Proud to be part of a team safeguarding this beautiful structure towards its 150th year.

Chris Blades. A Clevedon born entrepreneur with extensive experience of local government including a term as Chair of North Somerset Council.

Peter Cawley. Managing Director of a locally based national engineering enterprise with extensive board level Operational experience in the manufacturing sector.

Phil Curme (Chairman). A distribution channel specialist with a track record of delivering large-scale transformational change programmes in the financial services sector.

Anne Hughes. Teacher, musician and education manager in UK and abroad for many years and now International Development Manager for a school photography company.

Colin Searing. A senior business leader with particular knowledge of running large scale Operations functions for FTSE 100 enterprises.

Simon Talbot Ponsonby. A Chartered Civil Engineer with extensive experience in running both multi-disciplinary large-scale strategic projects, and, through his long association with the Pier, running charities.

Tom Vaughan. A marketing and communication specialist who has worked for large FTSE 100 companies and smaller local organisations.

Mandy Vickers. A qualified Management Accountant who spent 23 years working for Crest Nicholson’s commercial property arm, developing Gloucester Docks and Bristol Harbourside.